Blazers guard Damian Lillard said on a call Wednesday that he expects Collins to be in the starting lineup when the season resumes in Orlando, Sean Highkin of Bleacher Report reports.

Collins hasn't played since injuring his shoulder back in October, but he's been deemed fully healthy, and the face of the franchise sees him as the starter at power forward. The implication is that Jusuf Nurkic (leg) would take over for Hassan Whiteside at center, while Carmelo Anthony would likely start at small forward after Trevor Ariza opted out of playing in Orlando. For what it's worth, coach Terry Stotts did note that he hasn't ruled out starting Nurkic and Whiteside together.

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